Bobby Greenwood in Books

Greenwood’s Legacy Chronicled ~ Herald-Citizen

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I.  “MY 55 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR GOLF SCORE” by Jack Nicklaus, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY,1964, page 104. 

*The great Jack Nicklaus writes about his last defeat as an amateur. Match played in Memphis nine months before he won his first U.S. Open.

II.  “MY STORY”, by Jack Nicklaus, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1997, page 53. 

*The famous match in the Colonial Amateur; Greenwood made eagle on 18 to get even and made birdie on the first hole of sudden death hole to win.   

III. “THE HISTORY OF TENNESSEE GOLF: 1894-2001” by Gene Pearce, Hillsboro Press, Franklin, TN, 2002, pages 10, 21-22, 28, 77, 174, 199, 257-58, 270-73, 284-85, 308-9, 330, 347-48, 352, 375, 381, 399-401, 21, 271.   

*Greenwood wins over 100 tournaments in Tennessee before he turns pro and plays seven years on the PGA Tour. 

IV. “SOUTHERN GOLF ASSOCIATION, THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS” by Gene Pearce. Printed in Canada by Friesens, Altona, Manitoba, 2004, pages 140, 142. 

*Bobby Greenwood shoots course record ~ 8 under par ~ ’64’ at Lost Tree Golf Club… home course of Jack Nicklaus. The record still stands… tied by Calvin Peete. 

V.  “THE HISTORY OF SUNNEHANNA COUNTRY CLUB AND THE SUNNEHANNA AMATEUR” by John Yerger III, Smith Lithographic Corporation, Rockville, MA, 2004, pages 95-96, 99

*Bobby Greenwood won the Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament of Champions twice in 1965 and 1968. In 1965, he shot the second round 18-hole Course Record of 63 and the 72 holes Tournament Record of 269. And 39 years later, still a course record holder.

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